Jonathon Porritt Quotes.
If something is sustainable, it means we can go on doing it indefinitely. If it isn’t, we can’t
Peace, non-violence, human rights and the environment – if only everybody saw these as the seamless whole that they are
The future will be green, or not at all
We are now running out of time, and the question now is not what is happening to the climate, but how bad will it be before the world starts doing enough?
What may be possible for a minority of humankind, albeit at great cost, simply cannot work for the humankind. Our kind of progress depends on lacerating the Earth,on gouging out its riches, on stripping is life-sustaining skin of soil and forest
…the core values that underpin sustainable development – interdependence, empathy, equity, personal responsibility and intergenerational justice – are the only foundation upon which any viable vision of a better world can possibly be constructed
It’s not enough simply to wear the badge of corporate responsibility. Business must accept that real change is the only response to climate change and other environmental crises
Any regeneration project that fails to put environmental and social benefits at its very heart is unlikely to achieve anything more than a very short-lived spasm of spurious prosperity
We’re never going to scare people into living more sustainably! We have to be able to demonstrate just how dynamic and aspirational such a world could be
We need to move away from crass, consumption-driven materialism by de-materialising status
I am unapologetic about asking people to connect up their own responsibility for their total environmental footprint and how they decide to procreate and how many children they think are appropriate.
…deficit consumption is, in effect, drawing down on the capital entitlements of future generations
I think we will work our way towards a position that says that having more than two children is irresponsible.
Humankind’s greatest priority is to reintegrate with the natural world.
The future will be green, or not at all. This truth lies at the heart of humankind’s most pressing challenge: to learn to live in harmony with the Earth on a genuinely sustainable basis.